Steph Curry or Ray Allen: Who would win a 3-point contest showdown? | Get Up!

  • Published on Apr 17, 2019
  • Ray Allen joins Get Up! to discuss the difference between his Boston Celtics squad with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett and modern superteams and also reveals if he could beat Steph Curry in a 3-point contest when he was in his prime.
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  • Teddy A
    Teddy A 23 hours ago

    If it wasn't for Ray making that 3 queen james would be 2 and 7

  • Dave Vowels
    Dave Vowels 3 days ago +1


  • Lizi Saravoke
    Lizi Saravoke 12 days ago

    Ray Allen is clutch, Stephe is not. Next question.

  • Jowey Make
    Jowey Make 15 days ago

    I think Steve Nash and Larry Bird will beat this 2

  • Battlerap Legend
    Battlerap Legend 16 days ago


  • Lazy to Type
    Lazy to Type 17 days ago

    I'd take steph and I LOVE Ray

  • courtney collins
    courtney collins 17 days ago

    If I wanna win I’m going with Ray...

  • Bo Mchanden
    Bo Mchanden 18 days ago

    I love Ray. My favorite player in college and pro. His game was too sweet. Steph game is was a better verison of Ray Allen but Steph didnt have a bounce like Ray. And Ray had a real bounce in his game for most of his career.

  • Monkieeeeeee
    Monkieeeeeee 18 days ago

    I was one of the earliest to follow Curry, and Curry makes crazy shots as we all know
    with that said, Ray is a better shooter in game coz he's bigger and taller, he does NOT need a screen, and he can get his shots off against anyone
    when you NEED to score, Ray is more reliable coz he's less likely to get blocked, requires less help, can shoot OVER anyone, these are the things that Curry cant do
    Curry is limited by his size and physicality, Curry has better pure skill and longer range, no debate on that, but Ray is more reliable if you truly think about it

  • Jonathan JamesPatterson

    Ray Allen was clutch as hell Steph shaky as hell when it counts

  • Predator Productionz
    Predator Productionz 19 days ago

    Dis nigga still look like he still enrolled at Lincoln lol #agelikewine

  • Joel 0078
    Joel 0078 19 days ago

    The Maserati is “certainly affordable for the everyday guy that likes cars.” LOL. I Love Jesus Shuttlesworth but stick to basketball knowledge 😂😂😂

  • DramaC
    DramaC 20 days ago

    This is the first time I’ve ever heard him talk😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Ezekiel Tirado
    Ezekiel Tirado 20 days ago

    in today’s NBA, with Ray Allen at his very best; he’d probably be considered one of the best players ever. 😂 today’s league is so soft and more catering to shooting that Ray Allen (in his prime) would be an extraordinary player. Allen was great at shooting, slashing, his handles were great, defense was on point too! I’d take Allen over Curry.

  • Maurice Mayhams
    Maurice Mayhams 20 days ago +1

    Stephen curry will win the 3 point constest

  • Lion PaW
    Lion PaW 21 day ago

    Ray Allen n Kyrie irvin save overrated lebron james so called legacy

  • Terrence PERKINS
    Terrence PERKINS 21 day ago

    They was leaving they prime & it was trades.. but curry Klay every 1 else pick a #..
    That y LBJ not better Jordan u heard young NBA fan dnt be a 🤡

  • Tevin Garrett
    Tevin Garrett 21 day ago

    I does have a point about Eddie house that guy would hit 2 threes and next thing you know he got 30 points

  • Michael Cheng
    Michael Cheng 21 day ago

    Ray Allen is a pure jump shooter , you don't see those around anymore .

  • Life Allah
    Life Allah 21 day ago

    Allen n Steph r great shooters..Cant say who will win the contest....

  • Sora The Wise
    Sora The Wise 21 day ago

    Lol Steph will never get the respect he deserves.

  • Baaska Ulziibileg
    Baaska Ulziibileg 21 day ago


  • Ydo Bergstra
    Ydo Bergstra 21 day ago

    This was very good

  • Coco West
    Coco West 22 days ago

    People forget that Ray Allen would’ve have still been just as good with out his 3 point shot ! Dude really had game and wasn’t shooting 15 3s a game !

  • The art of competition

    ray never fell for kobes pump fake haha

  • Damian
    Damian 22 days ago

    Lol.. Ray is not even a better shooter than Klay, and KD.. Steph is 10x better than him,, trust me, I grew up watching Ray Allen.

  • King Glo
    King Glo 22 days ago

    Ray Allen is the 🐐

  • TheEfficial E
    TheEfficial E 22 days ago +1

    They already went head to head

  • nooM
    nooM 22 days ago

    Y’all still really don’t know this answer...

  • 11pupona
    11pupona 22 days ago

    ray allen a class act, always.

  • SL
    SL 22 days ago

    Paul Pierce: I’m the greatest shooter and player of all time, with my imaginary 12 rings!

  • sergio Gonzalez
    sergio Gonzalez 22 days ago

    Ray Allen from a 3pt contest type of challenge

  • Clinton Leopold
    Clinton Leopold 22 days ago

    To see the full range of a shooters capabilities and creativity play a game of H.O.R.S.E. (no dunks).

  • Zen Master
    Zen Master 22 days ago

    Ray Allen is the best shooter of all time prolific and clutch shooter! players today just shoot more 3s volume shooter and defense today is less physical while ray dominated and shoot a high 3pt fg in a tough physical game back in the day.

  • ariel casper
    ariel casper 22 days ago

    Ray allen in 3 points contest but in real game curry is better

  • Issa Latar
    Issa Latar 22 days ago

    delete this retarded question

  • Ps9teacher
    Ps9teacher 22 days ago

    Joe Harris....

  • Swen Dalagan
    Swen Dalagan 23 days ago

    No one else can beat the damn thing of a player that has all star skill set in his arsenal in the game, name those players. And compare it to your best shooter in this era. There are only 2 of the player in the NBA that has the BEST skills in their era rather than best shooter today.

  • home9dog2blue
    home9dog2blue 23 days ago

    That great center in the post that ray was talkin about is comin to the league next season and his name is 👉TACKO FALL👈 let him train with hakeem and its OVER.. MARK MY WORDS

  • Stephen A Smith
    Stephen A Smith 23 days ago

    Get lil Ray Allen’s brown skin Steph curry ass outta here boiii🤣 with his insurance meercat suit having asssss lmao

  • Biasly Unbiased
    Biasly Unbiased 23 days ago +2

    In today's marshmallow puff league I'd take a prime REGGIE MILLER anyday over Steph. He'd make completely contested shot and get hit. Today you breath on a player it's a technical😂😜🤡

  • Mark Sprinkle
    Mark Sprinkle 23 days ago

    The first "super team" was when Gary Payton and Karl Malone went to the Lakers with Shaq and Kobe. They just didn't win a title, so we completely forget about that year.

  • Amanjot Singh
    Amanjot Singh 23 days ago

    Ray Allen all the way.

  • FC Uncangco
    FC Uncangco 23 days ago

    DuDe! Really?! Okay, bReaKingiTdOwN ... Reggie Pacers started the famous 3 pt ridiculous shots ... then Ray Celtics came in 2nd ... then the ULTIMATE 3 pt shooter, actually the GOAT of ALL NBA Shooters is Stephen Warriors ... yeah, I truly believe that if Curry was in a Team that did not believe in Team Playing, only believe in being in the playoffs and DEFINITELY NOT (no way no how) believe in winning the Finals ... Curry be averaging 40 plus points a game, and probably make 100 points in gameS, not one or two games, but several games he would have made over 100 points ... that's how great of an NBA basketball player he is. I'm fortunate in my life time to watch great players like Air Mike, King James, Mail Man Karl, Clyde the Glide, Vicious Carter, Shaq Attack, Olajuwan Rockets, Mamba Kobe, Thee Glove, T-Mac, Stevie Nash, Twin Towers Duncan/Robinson, Barkley the Nut Case, Ewing the Knicks, Westbrook the Ultimate Shortest GOAT NBA Player, ... yeah, basketball is the sht of all sports!

  • Kawhi Leonard
    Kawhi Leonard 23 days ago

    Curry is better than Allen doing whatever

  • Gabriel Leung
    Gabriel Leung 23 days ago

    Ray Allen hit the most clutch 3 pointer in the history of the Finals against the Spurs. Yet he is still so humble. He ranks Eddie House and Mike Miller as better shooters than him, damm Ray you are all class.

  • Shabazzatta
    Shabazzatta 23 days ago +1

    Ray Allen is underrated and this from a guy that followed him since UCONN.

  • Shabazzatta
    Shabazzatta 23 days ago

    15 threes a game! And average 30!

  • Shabazzatta
    Shabazzatta 23 days ago

    Love me some Jalen and RJ but there is NOTHING like hearing living, legends stories!

  • fausti00
    fausti00 23 days ago

    Wow Ray Allen is humble A.F. man also he seems to have a really clear perspective on how he was as a player that's rare in these times of delusional superstars.

  • Michael Pun
    Michael Pun 23 days ago

    Lol these old heads think they’re better. You weren’t good enough to shoot that many 3s. These players are better 3 point shooters because they practice that shot more. If Ray Allen worked as much as these guys he would be as good or better, but we don’t know that.

  • Michael Pun
    Michael Pun 23 days ago

    I’ve watched ray Allen since his rookie year, Steph Curry is better in every way as a shooter besides 2-point shots off screens, and off the dribble 2-point shots.

  • Chris Edmonds
    Chris Edmonds 23 days ago +1

    U cant even barely touch curry or any player in today's NBA they call weak calls so I choose Ray Allen all day he had more challengers and more defensive players to shoot over without sissy foul calls

  • Chris Edmonds
    Chris Edmonds 23 days ago

    Ray Allen of course it's not even close

  • W Hickman
    W Hickman 23 days ago

    What's funny is they talk free throws but they averaged more in the 80s and 90s than today it's kinda ironic

  • Rey Rosas
    Rey Rosas 23 days ago


  • Tj Williams
    Tj Williams 24 days ago

    In a contest.. I have Allen

  • ehhh tai
    ehhh tai 24 days ago +4

    Yea steph is a better shooter, but with the game on the line im taking ray allen

  • Muganga Eric
    Muganga Eric 24 days ago

    cough cough paul pierce 🤦‍♂️🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Historical Drama
    Historical Drama 24 days ago

    Hmm I go for Larry Joe...

  • El Gringo
    El Gringo 24 days ago

    All these steph curry nut riders didn’t steph just lost the three point contest this past all star games? The way the league is playing now if it was like that back then where u can’t even look at a player too hard without being called for a foul both Reggie and Ray would’ve had doubled what steph has the only thing steph is doing differently is that he’s hitting threes from deeper but Ray and Reggie created the 3pt

  • Harold Paule
    Harold Paule 24 days ago

    Steph would win the 3 point contest. But I would give the ball to Ray for the game winning shot! 2013 Finals Game 6

  • AthleticBrain
    AthleticBrain 24 days ago +2

    The suit is nice, but he should have centered his tie knot!

  • h o
    h o 24 days ago

    Steve Nash

  • My dudes My dudes
    My dudes My dudes 24 days ago

    Ray Allen deals with pressure a lot better so Ray. Curry just has more range

  • Jonathan Briscoe
    Jonathan Briscoe 24 days ago

    In a 3pt contest honestly klay would be better competition than steph. Klays more of a CaS player.

  • Andry Hernandez
    Andry Hernandez 25 days ago +1

    James jones barley played minutes with LBJ and wade at Miami.

  • Robert Garcia
    Robert Garcia 25 days ago


  • Devantae Adams
    Devantae Adams 25 days ago

    Ray being modest eddie house mike miller ?

  • Suits N Ties
    Suits N Ties 25 days ago +1

    The game is a lot softer and commercial, way too much money invested. You cant' touch a player nowadays without a foul being called. Ray shot teams out in an era where defense won games....these guys practice consists of jump shots, no defense!

  • erniedawg
    erniedawg 25 days ago +2

    Reggie Miller would win. Zero all stars on his squad. GOAT.

  • Samuel Muriithi
    Samuel Muriithi 25 days ago

    It would be close, very close.
    My heart says The OG Ray Allen, but my mind tells me Steph.
    It would be a great shoot out if they both got a nice warmup beforehand.

  • Tomax Xamot
    Tomax Xamot 25 days ago

    Actually all 3 of them aged well Allen, Jefferson, and Rose kinda look like they did 20 years ago

  • Nathan Lawson
    Nathan Lawson 25 days ago

    It's a copy-cat league. As long as warriors are winning while chucking 3s, everyone will try same. When a Shaq-like center comes out and wins, everyone will be looking for giants again. Magic won and everyone wanted a tall PG, etc.

  • andy ding
    andy ding 25 days ago

    ray seems so genuine and nice

  • lynne
    lynne 25 days ago

    Jefferson still salty until😅

  • Nick Moore
    Nick Moore 25 days ago

    Klay Thompson!!

  • Lor Bmoreflow
    Lor Bmoreflow 26 days ago

    Curry is good but man yall love dickriding that lightskin nigga

  • Lor Bmoreflow
    Lor Bmoreflow 26 days ago

    Ray easily

  • Top Comment
    Top Comment 26 days ago +3

    I’m taking ray Allen hit one of the the most clutch shots in nba history

  • Enstro Hacu
    Enstro Hacu 26 days ago

    ray allen is the man. unlike paul pierce lol

  • Great Sisyphus
    Great Sisyphus 26 days ago

    2:49 Joel Embiid says hello.

  • Cousin Pac
    Cousin Pac 26 days ago

    Ray Allen never been superstar, more like role play, at his best day allstar

  • Kush949
    Kush949 26 days ago

    Ray Allen plays defense Steph don't

  • mlking213
    mlking213 26 days ago +1

    Stand still it’s ray or klay but off the dribble it’s Steph by a mile and not a soul in the history of the nba is near him.

  • iiCookiezz
    iiCookiezz 26 days ago +5

    I mean to be fair a 3 point contest between these 2 wouldnt exactly mean something. I think shooting a 3 pointer in a game means more then a contest

  • Ig
    Ig 26 days ago

    Jahlil Okafor if given 35 minutes and 20 shots will easily get 30 points per game. Unfortunately the present coaches are just copycats no initiative. Why should you let centers and forwards take 3 pointers at 29% when a center is shooting about 68% from 10 feet away.

  • J wooden
    J wooden 26 days ago

    Even 2k rated their 3pt shooting better then Allen. 2k10 Eddie House has the highest and James Jones was always top

  • Joe Jennings
    Joe Jennings 26 days ago

    In 2 years years Curry will be the career leader in 3 points made all time. He already has more playoffs 3 pts made ever and he did it it in 91 games. Let's not forget the fact that he's had injuries and still won 2 MVPs (1 and only unanimous). Stop hating and put some respeck on his name!

  • GyariSan1
    GyariSan1 26 days ago

    Imo they are pretty different. Steph is so versatile and have crazy good handling skills to create space for himself. Combine that with shooting motion that has a super quick release and allows for nice power transfer to shoot effortlessly from anywhere on the court and you have a scary combo right there.

  • Kristmaz808
    Kristmaz808 26 days ago

    Let's just say ray Allen made the 3s when they counted

  • Dana Archer
    Dana Archer 26 days ago

    Why would you embarrass Ray like that. We all know the answer . Ray is one of the all time greats. Leave it alone

  • Smokey
    Smokey 26 days ago +1

    Back then The NBA Was More Harder Players Play Defense Now NBA Players not playing defense & flopping getting easy free throws

  • Joshua C
    Joshua C 26 days ago +2

    Tough call. For my money I'd bet on Ray Allen when it's a clutch moment though.

  • Nishant Modi
    Nishant Modi 26 days ago +1

    Jared Dudley would make a great analyst

  • LuDimezofKush
    LuDimezofKush 26 days ago +1

    Growing up watching Miller and Allen I never thought anyone can out do what they did for decades to come. As biased as I am coming from the 90's Ill be honest I never seen anyone shoot like Curry. Curry is currently the greatest shooter of all time. I can even say Thompson and Harden are even better shooters than all the 90's players.

    • LeSnake James
      LeSnake James 24 days ago

      Harden is a stretch the guy is 36% from 3's and the reason he made in so many was because he jacks up like 10 3's a game

  • DUKESs
    DUKESs 26 days ago +1

    Let's ask Paul Pierce 🤣

  • MrGreatness90
    MrGreatness90 26 days ago

    How is bill russel celts not the first super team? Didnt they have like 7 hall of fame players

  • Jacob S.
    Jacob S. 26 days ago

    He’s saying that the Celtics developed and offseason trades for their super team and now the players decide that saying has nothing to do with the warriors 3/4 for their best we’re drafted and KD was a free agent.

    • Jacob S.
      Jacob S. 26 days ago

      Their super team was built more to good coaching then the Celtics team was lol

  • H B
    H B 26 days ago

    Super team... What was Lakers? Kobe with pieces?
    Prime Pau Gasol
    Prime Bynum
    Prime MWP and Odom
    Please, superteams existed for as long as we can remember.
    GSW broke all that, theres litteraly no challenge whatsoever to their reign

    • Lor Bmoreflow
      Lor Bmoreflow 26 days ago

      Celtics chaml team started it its why heat was formed with bron but bosh hardly was a superstar

    • Lor Bmoreflow
      Lor Bmoreflow 26 days ago

      Not even supertesm id say shaw n kobe was more super